OTTAWA, November 29, 2001 ( – The Canadian Press reports that an Alliance Party caucus source has revealed that Stockwell Day will run for the Canadian Alliance leadership. “He’s going to run, for sure,” said an unidentified source. “It’s pretty much a fait accompli.”

Day will step down as leader after an interim leader is chosen December 12. It is expected Day will announce his run for leader shortly thereafter. Although no candidates have officially declared, Stephen Harper former head of the National Citizens’ Coalition and Calgary MP Diane Ablonczy are seeking support to run.

The Alliance leadership vote will begin March 8 with the results of the first mail-in ballot to be announced March 20. If a second ballot is required, another vote will be held March 21. Those results would be announced April 4 at the party’s national convention in Edmonton.

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